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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

By Stewart, Jon, et al

NY: Warner Books, 2004. Book. Very Good +. Glossy Boards. 10th Printing.. 227 pp. numerous color photos, graphics, charts. With foldout chart of "The Shadow Government." School property stamping on front inside cover. No other markings. Lightly read. A satirical look at American government as explained by comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Size: 4to -- 10,5 in Tall.

$4.75

Gourmet Cooking By Earl Peyroux Volume Five

By Peyroux, Earl

Pensacola, Florida: Panhandle Printing, 1991. Book. Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 224 pp. Very good, except for fading of bright red cover on spine, and dots of stain. No markings, light creasing of spine. A Pensacola culinary instructor featured on a PBS cooking show presents his fifth collection of gourmet recipes. These represent a variiety of cuisines -- continental, American, regional, Italian, etc. Numerous drawings. Easy instructions, useful for the novice. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.45

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore

By Dolan, Edward F.

Dublin NH: Yankee Books, 1988. Book. Near Fine. Cloth and Boards. 2nd Printing.. 224 pp. Index. Close to new, gift quality, no markings. Foreword by TV personality Willard Scott. A look at the scientific basis for many weather sayings, superstitions and folklore. A guide that encourages readers to pay closer attention to the skies and to nature surrounding them. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$5.23

Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By Brian Lamb

NY: Random House, 1997. Book. Very Good +. Cloth Tape & Boards. 3rd Printing.. 424 pp. Nearly new. Faint red line on top edge near spine. Previous owner's name on endpaper. A few checkmarks and a few words written on 3-4 pp. Otherwise clean. Binding firm. Scores of authors, reporters and political VIPs give colorful anecdotes about how they wrote one of their books or came up with the idea for the book. Material originally was presented in interview form on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program. As a whole, the anthology shows there's no right or wrong way to write a book, only that it's usually a time-consuming feat. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

$3.80

Dawson's Creek: The Official Companion
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Dawson's Creek: The Official Companion

By Crosdale, Darren

Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews and McMeal, 1999. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition.. 159 pp., 12 pp. of glossy color photos, b&w photos on nearly every page. Corners curled but lightly read. No markings. Profiles of actors and characters featured in the popular TV series created by Kevin Williamson and starring James Van der Beek as Dawson Leery. Includes episode summaries and interviews with Williamson and the production crew. Plus quotes of "self-aware teenage wisdom." (There's an oxymoron there somewhere.) A useful reference work for collectors of television history. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$5.70

Audition: A Memoir

By Walters, Barbara

NY: Borzoi Book (Alfred A. Knop), 2008. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition. 8vo -- 9.5 In. 607 pp. with 32 pp. b&w photos. Like new, slight edge wrinkling of dj. No markings. A celebrity journalist recounts her impressions and encounters with scores of fellow celebrities. Written in Walters' trademark conversational style. She details her technique of lobbing softball questions to set her subjects at ease, and then ratchets up to tougher questions, an effective way of holding viewers' attention..

$4.75

The I Love New York Diet
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The I Love New York Diet

By Myerson, Bess;Adler, Bill Jr.

NY: William Morrow & Co, 1982. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. 5th Printing.. 191 pp., plus end matter. Firm binding, text clean. DJ and covers have some soil. DJ crinkled along edges. TV personality Bess Myerson presents a simple diet plan that alternates a week of stringent dieting with a week of less rigorous weight control. Includes various American and ethnic recipes. Suggested order forms for those who frequent restaurants. Plan for a 7-day "crash" diet designed for dropping 10 pounds safely. Size: 8vo -- 8.74 in Tall.

$5.70

David Brinkley: A Memoir

By Brinkley, David

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition.. 273 pp. with 16 pp. b&w photos. Memoir of a broadcasting icon who reflects on "2,000 weeks of news and other stuff on television." f.e.p. torn out; adhesive marks on lower mylar spine. Otherwise clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.85

Tracey Takes On
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Tracey Takes On

By Ullman, Tracey

NY: Hyperion Books, 1998. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition. 8.25 in Tall By 6.25 in Wide. 259 pp. on coated stock. A few pages contain paper doll cutouts. Many color photos. Virtually new, no remainder marks or other markings.Gift quality. A delightful potpourri of Tracey Ullman's various television characters, and their snippets of wisdom..

$4.75

Little Family, Big Values
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Little Family, Big Values

By Roloff Family (with Tracy Sumner)

NY: Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 2008. Book. Fine. Trade. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall. 178 pp. New, unread, spine uncreased. Glossy color photo on cover showing the Roloff family. In a simply written, first-person conversational book, the stars of a PBS series about little people give anecdotes about their daily life to illustrate the values they try to embody. Like the TV show, the book includes candid comments about conflicts and tensions within the family, but perhaps is less "real" than the TV version. Each family member has a few chapters (except youngest son Josh.).

$4.75

Fame in the 20th Century

By James, Clive

NY: Random House, 1993. Book. Very Good +. Cloth & Boards. First U.S. Edition.. 255 pp. Very clean, binding firm, no markings. Numerous b&w and color photos. A richly illustrated discussion of the phenomenon of celebrity as exemplified by 250 20th century figures from all walks of life. This book was the companion to a BBC TV series. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$4.28

The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections
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The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections

By Plissner, Martin

NY: Free Press (Simon & Schuster), 1999. Book. Very Good +. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 244 pp., notes, index. New, never read. No markings, slight bowing of dust jacket along edges. A former CBS News executive examines how network news coverage shapes and dominates presidential campaigns in America. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.18

Mtv's the Real World Diaries
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Mtv's the Real World Diaries

By Melcher Media

New York: MTV Books (Pocket), 1996. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing. 8vo - 9 In Tall By 7 in Wide. 236 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing or markings, slight thumbing of upper corner. Raised printing of title on front cover, color snapshot-type shots throughout. Simulated handwritten printed script is used to present the cast members' musings about the experiences of making The Real World reality TV show about 20-somethings living in a house-sharing arrangement..

$3.33

The Real World: The Ultimate Insider's Guide
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The Real World: The Ultimate Insider's Guide

By Solomon, James; Carter, Alan

New York: MTV Books (Pocket), 1997. Book. Verty Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Edition.. Unpaginated, probably 200+ pp. Spine uncreased, close to new, slight thumbing. No markings. Written for the teen fan of "The Real World" reality TV series. Many color photos of cast members, snippets of information about the actors and the episodes. Includes an application form for aspiring actors. Special section on the Boston cast. Also includes material on filiming in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and London. Size: 8vo - 9 In Tall.

$3.33

The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Files
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The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Files

By Farrand, Phil

New York: Dell Books, 1997. Book. Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition. 8vo - 9.25 in.. 385 pp. Corners curled and rubbed, moderate rubbing and creasing of spine. Text clean, binding firm. No markings in text. A detailed analysis of all episodes in the first 4 seasons of the X Files TV series, spotlighting bloopers and continuity problems, pointing out trivial details, equipment oddities and the like..

$5.23

The News Twisters

By Efron, Edith

NY: Nash Publishing, 1972. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 3rd Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 355 pp., including about 130 pp. of appendices. A few pencil underlines in preface, otherwise clean. A study of network bias in news reporting, focusing on the 1968 Nixon-Kennedy debates. The author is a TV Guide staff writer..

$3.80

Do You Remember?

By Goldstein, Fred

NY: Pinnacle Books, 1982. Book. Fair. Mass Market Paperback. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 277 p. Moderate wear, pages yellowed. No underlinings. A trivia guide to TV through the early 1980s in year by year question and answer format. With photos of various TV series..

$1.90